Thursday, September 23, 2021

Former Air Force analyst rallies family to redevelop inactive farmland organically

Steady…steady…BANG! A clear shot takes the 2-foot-long cottonmouth snake out as it slithers into murky pond water. The graceful sharpshooter tucks her 9mm handgun back into her hip holster. Continues the Honda ATV dirt trip to a newly organic, 3-acre setup. “Always have to watch my surroundings,” said 28-year-old Ashley Johnson, a former U.S....

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